Joint Committee for the European Union
(Comisión Mixta para la Unión Europea)
Legal base: Standing orders of the Congreso de los Diputados and Act 8/1994 of 19 May 1994, governing the Joint Committee for the European Union.
Composition: The Joint Committte consists of 43 Members as determined by the Bureau of both Chambers sitting jointly.
The Congreso de los Diputados and the Senado de España established a Joint Committee on European Affairs on 19 May 1994. This committee replaced the “Joint Commission for the European Communities” that had been established in 1986 following Spanish accession to the European Communities.
The Joint Committee for the European Union may table reports on any matters relating to the activities of the European Union that it may consider of interest, including legislative proposals of the European Commission. The committee may also organise debates on a specific proposal for legislation and request the Speaker of either or both Chambers to debate the proposal in the Plenary of the respective Chamber, with the Government’s participation in both cases.
Act 8/1994 of 19 May 2009 governing the powers of the Joint Committee for the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon.
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